Elaine Brown, activist, writer
Elaine Brown is a lecturer, a writer, an activist, and the first female leader of one of the most influential militant civil rights groups in the US, the Black Panthers. Ms. Brown continues to uphold the vision of the Black Panthers and continues to advance some of the programs introduced by the party, but now serves a is executive director of the Michael Lewis Legal Defense Committee. This committe supports the legal appeal of Lewis "Little B", who was arrested at the age of 13, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison. In 1997, Brown co-founded Mothers Advocating Juvenile Justice. She also co-founded and became a board member of the National Alliance for Radical Prison Reform in 2001. Presently, she is a member of the Geechee Council of Georgia, a partner in Seize The Time, Inc. and a founder of the Brunswick Women's Association for Community Improvement.
This lecture is presented by the The University of Georgia.
PBS | NPR Forum Network
program with Public Broadcasting Atlanta
2007 Apr 6